A.C. Newman has composed and performed the theme song for the new NBC primetime series Perfect Couples. It’s a pretty genius song too – at least the 19 seconds we can hear. Click on the above link for the trailer. Preview aired yesterday; show premieres January as part of NBC’s three-hour Thursday comedy block, leading into “The Office.”
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We love “Amplified“, ABC News’s online music show with World News Sunday anchor Dan Harris. Smart, candid interviews with good bands, juiced up with lotsa good music and video. Dan delayed his current Iraq trip (apparently Iraqis say “hello” – in English – to mean “goodbye” – and no one knows why) to yap with AC Newman and Kathryn Calder at Lollapalooza. There are at least two things that even I didn’t know in this interview.
And you look very surprised from this vantage point. Tomorrow (July 7), AC Newman’s ‘Live From Montreal’, recording this past March 12 at the Sainte-Catherine Apple Store, will be available exclusively from the iTunes Music Store. Here’s the tracklisting :
1. There Are Maybe Ten Or Twelve
2. Miracle Drug
3. Like A Hitman, Like A Dancer
6. The Heartbreak Rides
7. The Palace at 4 A.M.
8. All Of My Days And All Of My Days Off
9. The Changeling (Get Guilty)
10. Submarines of Stockholm
A.C. Newman — joined by Nicole Atkins — will be the featured musical guest tonight on CBS’ “The Late Show With David Letterman“. Several members of the Matador staff are attending, mostly to make sure Jon Wurster doesn’t say anything audible about Paul Schaffer’s stint on “A Year At The Top”. Dave’s other guests tonight : Zac Efron and ESPN’s MIke Greenburg & Mike Golic.
photo by forklift, taken at the Bellhouse in Brooklyn
A.C. Newman recently recorded a swooningly romantic take on A-Ha’s “Take On Me” for a Valentine’s Day compilation. It’s available on iTunes and we highly recommend you get it:
A.C. Newman’s tour resumes on Tuesday in Ithaca and then heads down the East Coast through Atlanta and then back through the Mid-West:
Tue 3/10 Ithaca NY Castaways with Dent May
Wed 3/11 Toronto ON Lee’s Palace with Dent May
Thu 3/12 Montreal QC Il Motore with Dent May
Richmond VA Providence RI Club Hell with Dent May
Sat 3/14 Boston MA Paradise with Dent May
Sun 3/15 New York NY Bowery Ballroom with Dent May
Tue 3/17 Philadelphia PA Johnny Brenda’s with The Broken West
Wed 3/18 Washington DC Black Cat with The Broken West
Thu 3/19 Carrboro NC Cat’s Cradle with The Broken West
Fri 3/20 Atlanta GA The Earl with The Broken West
Sat 3/21 Nashville TN Mercy Lounge with The Broken West
Sun 3/22 St. Louis MO Blueberry Hill with The Broken West
Tue 3/24 Minneapolis MN 400 Bar with The Broken West
Wed 3/25 Chicago IL Logan Square Auditorium with The Broken West
Thu 3/26 Pontiac MI The Pike Room at Crofoot with The Broken West
Fri 3/27 Cleveland OH The Grog Shop with The Broken West, David Martel
Sat 3/28 Pittsburgh PA Andy Warhol Museum with The Broken West
Sun 3/29 Brooklyn NY The Bell House with The Broken West
The sharp-eared among you heard him perform on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic last Thursday. He will also be performing sessions on Sirius XMU, the World Cafe and KCMP The Current in upcoming weeks. Keep your eyes on this space for more details.
Our favorite Canadian songsmith, A.C. Newman, and his gang of traveling minstrels will light up the airwaves and the interweb tomorrow by performing live on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic program. Tune in online or if in the greater Southern California region at 89.9 FM at 11:15 AM PST/2:15 PM PST to catch the session live in all its glory.
(Image lifted from ryan muir‘s flickr)
WFMU can be found on the radio dial at 91.1 FM (NYC/East Central NJ) and on WXHD, 90.1 fm (Hudson Valley, Lower Catskills, Western NJ) and as always, online. If you miss it, the performance and interview will be archived over at WFMU.org.
Don’t forget, kids…TONIGHT at the Virgin Megastore in Union Square, Carl and Co. will be playing an in-store to support Carl’s new LP/CD Get Guilty.
(photo by Daniel Corrigan)
Performance and Signing
Tuesday, January 20th
Virgin Megastore Union Square Cafe
52 East 14th Street
Until then, you can check out the video of “The Changeling (Get Guilty),” the second song from Carl’s DUMBO sessions, posted today on stereogum…..
A.C. Newman recorded several tracks from his upcoming album Get Guilty at a studio in Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood last Monday, and we filmed it. Click the video above to see the first one, “Like A Hitman, Like A Dancer” via Pitchfork.tv.
Don’t miss A.C. Newman at the Virgin Megastore in Union Square, New York, on January 20 at 7 PM.
Preorder Get Guilty, in stores January 20.